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Group Dance
We thought of more theme entries than the first four puzzles could hold, but Angela and Kam helped us put them to good use.
The Indie 500 Team
Time Limit 30 minutes
Size 17x15
Words 87
Fillable squares 208
A D S . . S E A S A L T . . B O T
B A A . S P A C E D O U T . A H H
U R L . P I T S T A I N S . B I O
T E A B A R S . . . N E A R Y O U
. . R A S A . S E C . T R I M . .
. B Y U . L O N G A G O . P O R .
P A L E O . H A G U E . Z E N E R
W H I R R I N G . S L O W R I D E
N A M . G T O S . E T R E . T O E
E M I L Y S . . . . . B I S O N S
D A T A . O M G . S C I . T R E E
. . . T A K E O N W A T E R . . .
A D D I N . D R E A D . W I L M A
P O I N T . A G A M E . O P I U M
E X P O S . L E T I T . K E N Y A
Puzzle 1
20:00
14x15
Puzzle 2
30:00
17x17
Puzzle 3
25:00
15x15
Puzzle 4
45:00
19x15
Puzzle 5
30:00
17x15
Mean percent correct 98.71% 98.04% 98.75% 91.82% 98.33%
Mean error count (incorrect or empty squares) 2.24 4.76 2.36 19.05 3.47
Mean incorrect (but filled) squares 0.47 1.18 0.65 4.39 0.65
Mean empty squares 1.78 3.59 1.71 14.67 2.81
Mean allotted time used 37.1% 43.9% 43.1% 57.3% 41.7%
Mean solve time 7:24 13:09 10:46 25:47 12:30
Mean time per correct square 2.59s 3.31s 3.46s 7.23s 3.67s
Fastest solve 3:07 4:45 4:34 7:36 4:57
Fastest error-free solve 3:07 4:45 4:34 7:36 4:57
Mean score 630.5 1050.8 843.5 2389.1 993.8
Best score 187 285 274 456 297
Worst possible score 6920 9590 7670 10190 8540
Number of error-free grids 85 85 83 55 83
Number of unfinished grids 7 10 6 30 5
Rank Competitor T R Score Time
1 Eric Maddy i 297 (0) 4:57
2 Avram Gottschlich i 330 (0) 5:30
3 Glen Ryan i 331 (0) 5:31
4 Roger Barkan i 351 (0) 5:51
5 Rob Tricchinelli i 365 (0) 6:05
6 Al Sanders i 366 (0) 6:06
7 Mike Megargee i 377 (0) 6:17
8 Marie desJardins i 394 (0) 6:34
8 Doug Peterson i 394 (0) 6:34
9 Christopher Adams o 412 (0) 6:52
10 Amy Reynaldo i 413 (0) 6:53
11 Jesse Lansner i 426 (0) 7:06
12 Sam Ezersky i 438 (0) 7:18
13 Tom Tabanao i 455 (0) 7:35
14 Jeff Dubner i 463 (0) 7:43
14 Pete Rimkus i 463 (0) 7:43
15 Robert White i 466 (0) 7:46
16 Erin Milligan-Milburn i 477 (0) 7:57
17 Roberta Strauss i 482 (0) 8:02
18 Josh Himmelsbach i 491 (0) 8:11
19 Vega Subramaniam i 492 (0) 8:12
20 Thomas Elias o R 494 (0) 8:14
21 Lou Kesten i 500 (0) 8:20
22 Ray Hunley o 504 (0) 8:24
23 David Stein o 520 (0) 8:40
23 Austin Burns o R 520 (0) 8:40
24 Michael Sharp i 531 (0) 8:51
25 Peter Gordon i 547 (0) 9:07
26 Hollie Schmidt i 566 (0) 9:26
27 Christopher Stephens o R 579 (0) 9:39
28 Eric Cockayne o R 587 (0) 9:47
29 Steve Langer i 594 (0) 9:54
30 Steve Smith i 620 (0) 10:20
30 Jeremy Horwitz i 620 (0) 10:20
31 Robert Craig Harman i 624 (0) 10:24
32 Alex Jeffrey i 627 (0) 10:27
33 Brian Cross o R 636 (0) 10:36
34 Giovanni Pagano o R 640 (0) 10:40
35 Susan Hoffman i 642 (0) 10:42
36 Adam Jackson o 655 (0) 10:55
37 David Heinick i 663 (0) 11:03
38 Dan Felsenheld o 667 (0) 11:07
39 Finn Vigeland i 668 (0) 11:08
40 Bret Martin o 677 (0) 11:17
41 Ben Aisen i 680 (0) 11:20
42 Phoebe McBee i 681 (0) 11:21
43 Kim Vu o 696 (0) 11:36
44 Mike Glennon i 698 (0) 11:38
45 Maggie Wittlin o 702 (0) 11:42
46 Miriam Nadel o 716 (0) 11:56
47 Steve Ander o R 720 (0) 12:00
47 Bill Wilkins o 720 (0) 12:00
47 Damon Gulczynski o 720 (0) 12:00
48 Craig Rimby o 723 (0) 12:03
49 Mike Sell o R 725 (0) 12:05
50 Christopher King o 754 (0) 12:34
51 Amy Hamilton o 762 (0) 12:42
52 Ben Johnston o R 767 (0) 12:47
53 Christine Quinones i 776 (0) 12:56
54 Jimmy O'Donnell o 791 (0) 13:11
55 Ben Dwertman o 810 (0) 13:30
56 Carol Levin o 834 (0) 13:54
57 Todd Dashoff i 846 (0) 14:06
57 Gabriel Gonzalez o 846 (0) 14:06
58 Terrence Bunton o 852 (0) 14:12
59 Laura Zipin o 889 (0) 14:49
60 Joe Bockskopf o 900 (0) 15:00
61 Matt Gaffney i 903 (1) 6:13
62 Brayden Burroughs o 905 (0) 15:05
63 Peter Martin o R 928 (0) 15:28
64 Noah Fortinsky o R 943 (0) 15:43
65 Patricia Heath i 954 (0) 15:54
66 Jan O'Sullivan i 963 (1) 7:13
67 Michael Berman o R 968 (0) 16:08
68 Ric Best o 984 (0) 16:24
69 Brian Cimmet o 989 (0) 16:29
70 Andy Gefen o 1014 (0) 16:54
71 Erica Blom o 1015 (0) 16:55
72 Michael Miyazaki o 1046 (0) 17:26
73 Randy Guggenheimer o 1110 (0) 18:30
74 Betsy Allen o R 1113 (1) 9:43
75 Zoe Jacoby o 1132 (0) 18:52
76 Jared Dashoff o 1216 (2) 10:56
77 Penelope Harper o 1304 (0) 21:44
78 Ben Smith o 1313 (2) 12:33
79 bob brown o R 1418 (1) 14:48
80 Tony Orbach o 1460 (1) 15:30
81 Kevin McHugh o R 1490 (1) 16:00
82 Bruce Ryan o 1491 (1) 16:01
83 Daniel Weinberg o R 1492 (0) 24:52
84 Nancy Ross o 1497 (3) 15:07
85 Eric Sublett o R 1560 (0) 26:00
86 Peter Jones o 1642 (1) 18:32
87 Tom Quigley o 1648 (7) 15:38
88 Michael Rosen o 1688 (0) 28:08
89 Pamela Downs Feiring o 1699 (1) 19:29
90 Virginia Sory Brown o 1701 (1) 19:31
91 Alison Candela o R 1757 (2) 19:57
92 Linda Toole o R 1878 (1) 22:28
93 Alison Carey o 1943 (2) 23:03
94 Kevin Linger o R 1969 (3) 22:59
95 Jennifer Newton o 2104 (1) 26:14
96 Neil Fitzpatrick o 2108 (1) 26:18
97 Kerensa Gimre o R 2134 (1) 26:44
98 Colleen Sinzdak o R 2321 (3) 28:51
99 john connelly o 2330 (1) 30:00
100 Karen Strong o 2360 (2) 30:00
100 Durant Gipson o R 2360 (2) 30:00
100 Robert F. Russell o 2360 (2) 30:00
101 Spencer Neff o R 2420 (4) 30:00
102 J. James Spinner o R 2690 (13) 30:00
103 Lois Reitzas o 2760 (19) 28:10
104 crosslaw o R 3230 (31) 30:00
105 Kathleen McCuistion o R 3620 (44) 30:00
106 Antonia Miller o R 3860 (52) 30:00
106 Fred Liu o R 3860 (52) 30:00
107 Marion Shields o 8541 (Not attempted)